Diego Maradona is one of the greatest footballers of all time - if not the greatest.
The Argentina legend, who hung up his boots in 1997, enjoyed a magnificent career and will always be remembered for almost single-handedly winning his country the World Cup in Mexico back in 1986.
Some of you reading this article may not have seen much of Maradona - with the possible exception of his ‘Hand of God’ goal against England and his ‘Goal of the Century in the same 1986 World Cup quarter-final match - but if you’ve got 30 minutes spare, we suggest you watch the video he posted to his official Facebook page on Wednesday. You won’t regret it.
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“Do you have 30 minutes?” Maradona asked his fans on Facebook, while revealing he was feeling nostalgic.
The video, made by rom7ooo on YouTube, is half-hour is pure footballing magic.
Video: Diego Maradona's 30-minute video
Featuring clips from his spells with Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, Newell’s Old Boys and Argentina, the video is an absolute treat for those of us who love the beautiful game.
Maradona wasn’t perfect as a man - but who is? - however, he was almost perfect as a footballer.
Maradona was a football genius
The South American was only 5ft 5in tall and played at a time when defenders would need to literally kill El Diego in order to earn themselves a red card, but his height never worked against him.
Maradona was quicker and stronger than his opponents and wasn’t bad in the air, either. He possessed a superb leap.
The ball always looked as if it was glued to Maradona’s left foot and some of the goals he scored during his career were nothing short of outrageous.
Was Maradona better than Messi?
Some football fans believe that Maradona will remain the greatest player of all time unless, like him, Lionel Messi wins the World Cup with Argentina.
"If on Sunday Messi has to overcome Maradona to lift the cup, I'll give him the red carpet," Maradona was quoted as saying by Goal before the 2014 World Cup final between Argentina and Germany.
"He will be the player who will define the game. The only fear I have is that he is tired, but in the end you cannot be tired. I think he will understand. If you miss a shot on Sunday, you only resemble the best in the world."
Messi, unlike Maradona, failed to win the World Cup after reaching the final.
He will have another chance in Russia in 2018, but if he fails again can the Barcelona superstar really be called the greatest footballer of all time?
Is Diego Maradona football’s all-time best player? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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